Nora

Ñoras (Nora Peppers)

Nora Peppers, the base for the most authentic sofrito or best romesco ever.
Origin
Spain
Good

 

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SHRIMP WITH ROMESCO                Serves 6.

  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 5 garlic cloves 
  • 2 ñoras
  • 1/4 tsp hot paprika
  • 140 ml  water
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 140 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cm slice of crusty bread
  • 10 blanched almonds
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 600 grams Medium Green Prawns

Peeled and quatered tomato roasted with the garlic in an roasting pan at 180°C for 30 minutes.

Place the ñoras in a pan with water and 3 Tbsp of vinegar. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes, remove from pan and reserve.

Heat 1 Tbsp of the oil in a small pan and fry bread until golden on both sides and reserve.

Fry in same oil the almonds until golden and reserve.

PLace, Noras, Tomatoes and garlic, hot paprika,almonds, bread into a food processor. Drisle oil as if you were making mayonaise, add the ramianing vinegar and season.

Strain mix and taste for seasonning and adjust

Place in a serving bowl.

Heat an heavy bottom pan brushed with oil and dry-fry the prawns for 2 minutes until just done. Cool, and serve with the romesco driseled over them. serve with more romesco in a small bowl and lots of fresh bread.

 

Monk Fish and Ñoras

  • 2 pounds monkfish tail

  • 1/2 liter of rape head broth

  • 1 kg of ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 kg of green peppers
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 Ñora
  • A handful of peas

Preparation

In a Terracotta casserole with olive oil fry the rehydrated Ñora. When they have soften reserve them for later.

In the pan, with the same oil, fry the garlic (reserve 2 cloves for later) and the parsley, chopped, until they begin to brown, then add to the peppers cut into strips and finely chopped tomatoes.

Bring to simmer and allow to soften.

Put the Ñoras in a blender with a little salt, two garlic cloves that were reserved, cumin, pepper and a ladle of broth. 

Halfway during the cooking process reserve a few strips of the green peppers (  5 or 6 strips)

When fried, it goes through a food mill and set aside.

Monkfish is deboned, cut into pieces, seasoning a little under normal.

In saucepan, place the pieces of monkfish and add a little broth. In medium heat when it starts to warm, add the Ñora blend      with the garlic and spices and a little more salt (to taste). When the stew starts to steam-up, add the peppers cut into strips and the peas.

Lobster and Ñora Paella

  • 1 kilo of fish for broth (White whole fish scaled and gutted)
  • 1 lobster approximately one kilo
  • 300 grams of rice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 Ñora
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • saffron
  • Olive oil
  • Sal

Preparation

In a saucepan place the fish for the broth with about two litters of water and pinch of salt and simmer for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat up a Paella Pan with the oil and the rehydrated Nora and the garlic and fry till they are golden.

Add the grated tomato without the skins until it is fried.

Then the lobster chopped into pieces of equal size, is put into the pan, stirred so as not to break-it up. 

Remove the Ñoras and the garlic, and to the paella 1.5 litres of fish broth you have been simmering,

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